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Davopotamus


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- - How to install a mod - -

Use mods at your own risk!


Your mod should be a .package file.



Windows XP, VISTA, 7:
Spore mods are usually placed in this directory:

C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\SPORE\data

BUT...

Some computers use:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\SPORE\data

Most mods only work for Galactic Adventures, an expanison to Core Spore, but some were created specificly for Core Spore. So make sure to read any details, forums or readmes about your desired mod.

GA directory for mods:
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\SPORE_EP1\data
or
C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\SPORE_EP1\data




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Mac:

/Applications/SPORE/Spore.app/Contents/Resources/transgaming/c_drive/Spore/Data/



The Spore.app is an application package, so you’ll need to control/right click on it and select “Show Package Contents” from the contextual pop-up menu, which will then open a window where you will then see the “Contents” folder, so navigate the rest of the path mentioned above.

I believe that the GA folder on a Mac would work just like its PC counterpart.



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I have never found any tutorials on how to mod Spore. It is a matter of trial and error.

On the bright side, here are a few popular mods created by myself.

http://www.davoonline.com/phpBB3/downloadcentre/index.php?style=8

Other popular mods are created and posted on the Sporedum

http://www.sporedum.net is/has closed on May 11th 2010. The mods found there can now be found here!

http://davoonline.com/download/

If you cannot save a creation, try the forcesave mod. You can find it at either of the links above!

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The enclosed instruction book. Check it out.

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I've been there before, and I don't want to make a membership just to download mods.

This sig is gonna be boring for a fair while.
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You should request a sticky.

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BOWSERFAN wrote:I've been there before, and I don't want to make a membership just to download mods.


Are you SERIOUS?


Dracilust wrote:You should request a sticky.


BEEN THERE....GOT REJECTED. The SMs said that EA/Maxis doest support mods. So they wont.

I T H I N K the SMs could try to ask, but they wont either way.

Dumbest rule ever.

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Hmmm.... EA supporting mods?

http://forums.commandandconquer.com/jforum/forums/list.page

BTW... CNC4 BETA IS SPORE GREAT!!!!!

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Davopotamus wrote:
BOWSERFAN wrote:I've been there before, and I don't want to make a membership just to download mods.


Are you SERIOUS?


Lol yes.

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Davo, your making a flora editor mod, right?


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yes

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ashkelon


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THanks for writing this up. Seriously was needed. I wish they would support modders, at least by giving them a place to post and stickies, maybe in the developer corner.

I know they don't "support" them, but they could make you all put a sticky in like they do for the unsupported forums.


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I used to belong to the Freelance Forum, and Microsoft who developed the game positively promoted MODS, though they did say they did not support them froma technical standpoint. I used a few freelancer mods that allow for more variety of ships and stuff, since ulike Spore you could not expand on the universe without mods.

That is the only game I have had that Mods did not ruin, so I am very dubious about mods in general. Most game forums I have been too have an area for modders and devlopers anyway, not sure why the sporum does not.

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a membership? Does this mean paid membership?

And as i asked in a pm, am i going to get a virus from your mods?

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I played Black & White, most iterations.

They had a very active modder community, and it kept the games around a lot longer than they would have out of the box. I don't remember ANY mod for that game causing damage.

The constant and strident begging for micro management by my worshippers killed that game for me. Yuck. Broiled them all and ate them. *burp*

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Jelliphish wrote:a membership? Does this mean paid membership?

And as i asked in a pm, am i going to get a virus from your mods?


Are you running an antivirus program?

Ask it if you're going to get a virus from ANY FILE.

Davo's stuff is clean.

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As someone who got the most incredible mod for an older game about a month ago, I support modders. Davo, I have been looking at some of your mod threads, and your stuff is impressive to say the least. Hopefully this tut will reduce some of the mod installation questions around here.


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AHH! NO VIRUSES! STOP ASKING ME! SPORE!

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